Alabama Upholds Mandatory Arbitration for Nursing Home Residents

An appellate court in Alabama has reversed a lower court’s decision denying mandatory arbitration for a malpractice case. The family of a deceased former nursing home resident had attempted to sue the facility she died at. The nursing home had a mandatory arbitration clause in the standard admission forms the patient had signed, the appellate court has sent the matter to an arbitrator. reminds it’s clients that where legal arbitration clauses are sound risk management in reducing nuisance lawsuits and bad publicity.